Architecture

Augustin Schang ph. Mariam Samur

Agustin Schang on Being a Cultural Instigator

A conversation about architecture in the expanded field of cultural production.

Albion Terrace Extension by Outpost London Ph. French + Tye

Contrasting Composition: Albion Extension by Outpost London

The transformation and extension of a traditional Victorian house into a new and contemporary domestic space.

Criticism question Vladimir Belogolovsky

If I say that architectural criticism is dead would that surprise anyone today?

Belogolvosky discusses architecture as problem-solving instead of aesthetics.

House in Ohasu by arbol Ph. Yasunori Shimomura

A Peaceful Combination of Styles: House in Ohasu by arbol

The Japanese studio’s design hybridizes cultures and influences.

Casa ocho vigas by Covachita Ph. Onnis Luque: Arquitectura Vista

In the Search of Shade: Casa Ocho Vigas by Covachita

The Mexican studio designed this single-family house around a courtyard composed by a concrete structure.

The Menil Drawing Institute by Johnston Marklee Ph. Richard Barnes

Quietly Innovative: The Menil Drawing Institute by Johnston Marklee

The new building is built especially for the acquisition, study, exhibition, storage, and conservation of modern and contemporary drawings.

Naturalis Biodiversity Center by Neutelings Riedijk Architects ScagliolaBrakkee / © Neutelings Riedijk Architects

Integration and Growth: Naturalis Biodiversity Center by Neutelings Riedijk Architects

The expansion of the center drove an integral renovation that combines new and existing spaces.

CLUBE at Monte, Buenos Aires. Courtesy of Flora, Architecture Office

Thoughts in Architecture: CLUBE

A young Brazilian studio whose practice orbits around producing and discussing architecture.

Congress and Exhibition Center by Studio Botter + Studio Bressan © Simone Bossi

Between Village & Nature: A New Exhibition Center by Studio Botter + Studio Bressan

The building offers a new meeting point for the Agordo community in Italy.

City of Spreads and Densities, top down view of the City Center of São Paulo. Courtesy of Somatic Collaborative

A Trans-Scalar Approach to Architectural Design by Somatic Collaborative

An exhibition, a book, a house, and a table corroborate architecture’s role as a critical mediator.

Covered Market and Exhibition Space in Schiltigheim by Dominique Coulon & associés © Eugeni Pons

Heritage and Community: Covered Market and Exhibition Space by Dominique Coulon & associés

A restoration in the historical center of Schiltigheim brings back to life a building that was closed over a decade ago.

Casa João de Barro by Terra e Tuma Arquitetos Associados

Close to Nature: Casa João de Barro by Brazilian Firm Terra e Tuma

Brazilian office Terra e Tuma designed a house that merges with the surrounding landscape.

Steampunk installation by Gwyllim Jahn, Cameron Newnham (Fologram), Soomeen Hahm Design, Igor Pantic, Format Engineers. Courtesy of TAB 2019. Ph. Tõnu Tunnel

Tallinn Architecture Biennale 2019 – Beauty Matters

The fifth edition of the Tallinn Architecture Biennale (TAB), Beauty Matters: The Resurgence of Beauty, is on view until November 11th.

Redefining the Riverbank: Tanzhaus Zurich by Barozzi Veiga

A new building in Zurich encourages the connection between the city and the river.

Museum and entrance to the UNESCO Pearling Site by Valerio Olgiati © Archive Olgiati

A New Dimension: PEARLING SITE, museum and entrance to the UNESCO Pearling Path by Valerio Olgiati

The Swiss architect built the entrance and museum for this cultural heritage site in Bahrain.

The House Between the Trees by Diego Arraigada Architects © Gustavo Frittegotto

The House Between the Trees by Diego Arraigada Architects

A single-family house in a eucalyptus forest in Argentina.

Lounge room at the 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial. Ph. Pablo Gerson

NESS Picks from the 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial

The importance of constructing other narratives through architectural thinking.

The Enrico Fermi School by BDR bureau © Simone Bossi

Built for Community: the Enrico Fermi School by BDR Bureau

The school in Turin, Italy embodies a cultural, pedagogical, and architectural reflection on educative spaces.

Guayacan Pavilion by Ambrosi Etchegaray © Jaime Navarro

A Place for Nature: Guayacan Pavilion by AMBROSI ETCHEGARAY

A nursery for the care and reproduction of the Guayacan tree in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Roskilde Festival Folk High School by MVRDV and COBE © Ossip

Spirited Learning in the Roskilde Festival Folk High School by MVRDV and COBE

Dutch office MVRDV joined Danish firm COBE to design a non-formal adult education building.

Sede CAF Región Sur by LAPS Arquitectos Ph. Javier Agustín Rojas

A New Public Space for the City: CAF Región Sur by LAPS Arquitectos

A transformation of an existing building in the historic city center of Montevideo.

Gonzalo Casals presenting "An ABC for Cultural Democracy" at Monte, Buenos Aire Argentina. Ph. Mariam Samur

Gonzalo Casals on Cultural Planning and Community Building

Gonzalo Casals speaks with Florencia Rodriguez about his multi-faceted career.

Caja de Tierra by Equipo de Arquitectura © Federico Cairoli

An Atmospheric Office: Caja de Tierra by Equipo de Arquitectura

This young practice built their own office in Asunción, Paraguay.

From the book Architecture in Nature / Nature in Architecture. Section of Kure Island and the relationship between coral polyps and sea level change due to climate change over the past thirty million years. Section of Kure Island and the relationship between coral polyps and sea level change due to climate change over the past thirty million years. Hancheng Chen

Abstract Metrics in “Architecture of Nature. Nature of Architecture” by Diana Agrest

A book that explores nature through architectural techniques of representation.

Casa CCFF by Leopold Banchini © Dylan Perrenoud

An Alternative to Concrete: Casa CCFF by Leopold Banchini

A single-family house located in Geneva, Switzerland.

Run Run Run by Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation © José Hevia

An Interhuman Playground: Run Run Run by Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation

A new type of hybrid urban infrastructure.

Higashimatsuyama House by Kohei Kudo & Associates Ph. Kai Nakamura

Old and New Adjoin in the Higashimatsuyama House by Kohei Kudo & Associates

A new life for a 300-year old house in Saitama, Japan.

Architecture Biennial © Chicago Architecture Biennial / Kendall McCaugherty, 2019

Celebrating Architecture Part II

Building the local ground to discuss architecture’s culture.

Tradition and Location of architecture events 2016-2018

Celebrating Architecture

The biennial as a regional, collective, and inconclusive phenomenon.

MiCasa Vol.C by Studio MK27 ph. Fernando Guerra

Open and Flexible: MiCasa Vol.C by Studio MK27

A single open space that completes an existing furniture store complex in São Paulo.

Sea Things by Sam Jacob Ph. Ed Reeve

Rethinking Plastic: Sea Things by Sam Jacob in the London Design Festival

Exploring the role of design and architecture in how we imagine our waste system.

The REACH at The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts by Steven Holl Architects ©Richard Barnes

A Living Memorial: The REACH at The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts by Steven Holl Architects

This expansion adds much-needed rehearsal, education, and flexible indoor and outdoor spaces.

L’Arbre Blanc by French architects Manal Rachdi, Nicolas Laisné, and Dimitri Roussel with Sou Fujimoto © Cyrille Weiner / SFA+NLA+OXO+DR

L’Arbre Blanc: A Bold Design that Embraces the Outdoors in Montpellier, France

French architects Manal Rachdi, Nicolas Laisné, and Dimitri Roussel joined Sou Fujimoto to design a multi-family, nature-inspired apartment building.

Sebastián Adamo and Marcelo Faiden of Adamo-Faiden Ph. Javier Agustín Rojas.

adamo-faiden: Architecture as an Evolutionary Discipline

Buenos Aires-based studio adamo-faiden works on the problem of the city as well as the use, the program, and the scale of architecture—no matter the commission.

La Vecindad Plaza Mafalda. From the podcast with Adamo-Faiden Ph. Javier Agustín Rojas.

Silent Revolutions: adamo-faiden Talk from (and About) Buenos Aires

adamo-faiden on how the design of all scales of buildings can transform the city. A conversation in Spanish with Florencia Rodriguez.

Residential Building in Málaga by Alejandro Muñoz Miranda ph. Javier Callejas Sevilla

Seaside Housing that Dialogues with an Industrial Past by Alejandro Muñoz Miranda

A residential building in the outskirts of Malaga, Spain.

James Simon Galerie Berlin by David Chipperfield Architects Ph. Ute Zscharnt for DCA

James Simon Galerie Berlin by David Chipperfield Architects

After twenty years of design and construction, the impressive James Simon Galerie finally opens its doors.

Tudor Revival residence by Warc Studio Ph. Aaron Pocock

Tudor Revival Residence by Warc Studio

Alterations and additions to a wonderful two-story house originally constructed during the interwar period.

Central Square of Naberezhnye Chelny / DROM Ph. Evgeny Evgrafov

A Fresh Look at Public Space in Russia by DROM

The architects created a sustainable design for the soviet city Naberezhnye Chelny.

Wooden Pavilion by Miguel Quismondo ph. ImagenSubliminal (Miguel de Guzman + Rocio Romero)

Wooden Pavilion by Miguel Quismondo

The Spanish architect transformed an old structure into a new wooden pavilion in New York.

Screenshot of the BowerBird Instagram feed.

Nic Granleese and Elliott Baxter on BowerBird

Florencia Rodriguez speaks with Nic and Elliott about their platform that helps architects get published.

Housing for the Elderly in Huningue by Dominique Coulon & associés © Eugeni Pons

Housing for the Elderly by Dominique Coulon & associés

Collective, light-filled housing set along the river banks of the Rhine.

Camper Paseo de Gracia by Kengo Kuma & Associates ph. ImagenSubliminal (Miguel de Guzman + Rocio Romero)

Camper Paseo de Gracia by Kengo Kuma & Associates

Japanese architect Kengo Kuma was selected by Camper to design their Barcelona store.

Cover Vivienda ¿Qué viene? De pensar la unidad a construer la ciudad. (Cover Housing What's Next?)

Housing in the Global South: Vivienda ¿Qué Viene?

A peek inside this comprehensive book on the potential of housing in building better cities.

Concrete Plant Park. Photo: Nathan Kensinger

Community and Climate Change: IdeasCity Bronx

An upcoming public festival at Concrete Plant Park focusing on New Ecologies.

Les Cordeliers by ateliers o-s architectes. © Cyrille Weiner

Les Cordeliers by ateliers o-s architectes

A community center and nursery Pontoise near Paris.

Chicureo House II by Cristian Izquierdo. © Roland Halbe

Chicureo House II by Cristian Izquierdo

A single-family house in uptown Santiago de Chile.

The Librarian Room. Courtesy of Parasite 2.0. Ph. Alec Latan

Total Hybridization by Parasite 2.0

A profile on this liminal design enterprise investigating the status of human habitats.

Xylem by Kéré Architects. ©Iwan Baan

Xylem by Kéré Architects

Kéré Architects designs a wooden pavilion located at the Tippet Rise Art Center in Montana, USA.

Into the Hedge_Plan. Courtesy of SO – IL

Into the Hedge: A New Commission by SO – IL

SO – IL has been commissioned by Exhibit Columbus to create a temporary installation on the Bartholomew County Courthouse Lawn.

Jing Liu of SO – IL and Florencia Rodriguez in conversation.

SO – IL: A Conversation with Jing Liu

Jing Liu and Florencia Rodriguez talk about the practice, “cocooning,” and productive misunderstandings.

eggio School by Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation. © Courtesy of Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation

Reggio School by Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation

Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation releases the design of Reggio School in Encinar de los Reyes, Madrid.

Walls of Air at New York’s Americas Society. Ph. ONWHITEWALL

Walls of Air at New York’s Americas Society

The Brazilian Pavilion exhibition at the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale was on view in New York City from June to August, 2019.

“Cyborg Garden – Mutant Institute of Environmental Narratives.” Exhibition design by elii. Ph. Imagen Subliminal

Cyborg Garden–Mutant Institute of Environmental Narratives / Eco-visionaries

Architecture office elii designs two contiguous exhibitions that address climate change in Madrid.

Garden Hotpot Restaurant by MUDA-Architects. © Arch-Exist - MUDA-Architects

Garden Hotpot Restaurant by MUDA-Architects

Chinese office MUDA Architects designs a restaurant in a lotus pond hidden in a eucalyptus forest.

290 Colony Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. 2019. Courtesy of Michael Maltzan Architecture

Michael Maltzan Architecture: To Build a Culture

A peek at some projects under construction and an extract of a conversation with Daniela Freiberg about the diversity of work produced in his office.

Brazilian Embassy, Santiago de Chile, 2012 – 2017. Courtesy of ipiña+nieto. Photos: Pablo Casals

A Palace Exposed

Luis Úrculo (un)veils ipiña+nieto’s project for the Brazilian Embassy in Santiago de Chile.

Twin Houses by Extrastudio. © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Twin Houses by Extrastudio

Breathtaking views from this holiday house in Sesimbra, Portugal

Courtesy of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

Detroit East Riverfront Framework Plan

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) redevelop the East Riverfront area

View of Detroit. Ph. Pablo Gerson

Reinvention and Resoluteness

Lisa Ubelaker Andrade writes a brief history of Detroit

My Baby's Common Sense. Ph. Pablo Gerson

My Baby’s Common Sense

Streets of Detroit photographed by Pablo Gerson

Model studies for Structures of Landscape, Montana, 2016. Courtesy of Ensamble Studio

Ensamble Studio: Between Play and Representation

Ensamble Studio talks with Pablo Gerson about model-making, music, and videos.

Installation view of Stan Allen Architect, “The Balloon Frame Revisited,” Chicago Architecture Biennial, 2017. Ph. Steve Hall, Hall Merrick Photographers.

STAN ALLEN & JESUS VASSALLO

An extract of a compelling conversation on photography and architecture.

“Power, Consumption, and Lies,” by New Order, Factory, 1983. Ph. Mariam Samur. For the conversation between Mimi Zeiger & Enrique Ramirez

MIMI ZEIGER & ENRIQUE RAMIREZ

A glimpse into their conversation on contemporary aesthetics.

Façade detail of Farallones Community Coffee Mill, 2004-2007. Courtesy of AGENdA, Ph. Federico Cairoli. Featured in the conversation between Emanuel Christ and Camilo Restrepo

EMANUEL CHRIST & CAMILO RESTREPO

A conversation circling around issues on the vernacular and typology.

Installation view of Vertical City at Sidney R. Yates Hall, Chicago Architecture Biennial, 2017. Ph. Steve Hall, Hall Merrick Photographers. Featured in the conversation between Sharon Johnston and Florencia Rodriguez

SHARON JOHNSTON & FLORENCIA RODRIGUEZ

Uncomfortable afterthoughts on continuity, autonomy, and history.

Eleni Petaloti and Leonidas Trampoukis of LOT and objects of common interest at the installation Athlos for the Art Athina, 2017. Ph. Matthieu Salvaing

Eleni Petaloti & Leonidas Trampoukis are LOT and objects of common interest.

A shift from one scale to the other with subtle sophistication.